Join River Oaks Church on a Journey of Spiritual Discovery
Welcome to River Oaks Church, your guide to a transformative pilgrimage to the breathtaking shrines of France. From April 15 to April 26, 2024, we invite you to embark on a deeply meaningful and unforgettable experience that will strengthen your faith and enrich your soul.
Unveiling the Spiritual Treasures of France
Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty and spiritual significance of the shrines of France. Our carefully crafted itinerary will take you on a journey to some of the most revered and awe-inspiring sacred sites, each steeped in history and divine presence.
Lourdes - A Healing Sanctuary
At the foothills of the Pyrenees, lies the mystical town of Lourdes. Discover the miraculous story of Bernadette Soubirous and the healing waters of the grotto. Experience the profound sense of peace and hope that permeates this holy place, as millions of pilgrims have done before you.
Chartres - A Testament of Devotion
Chartres Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and a testament of faith, awaits your arrival. Marvel at its intricate stained glass windows, walk the labyrinth, and participate in an uplifting mass. Let the profound spiritual energy of this extraordinary cathedral touch your heart and inspire your own devotion.
Rocamadour - A Place of Pilgrimage
Perched on a cliffside overlooking the Alzou Canyon, Rocamadour is a mesmerizing medieval village that attracts pilgrims seeking solace and spiritual renewal. Visit the Black Madonna and the revered shrine of the miraculous Black Virgin. Ascend the Grand Escalier, a monumental staircase, as you reflect on your own journey of faith.
A Guided Journey with River Oaks Church
When you embark on the Shrines of France Pilgrimage with River Oaks Church, you'll be in the company of knowledgeable guides and like-minded fellow pilgrims. Our expert team has crafted a meticulously planned itinerary to ensure a harmonious balance between prayers, reflections, and exploration.
Day 1: Arrive in Paris. Welcome dinner and orientation.
Day 2: Visit Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Paris.
Day 3: Travel to Lisieux. Explore the hometown of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and visit her basilica.
Day 4: Journey to Lourdes. Guided tour of the Sanctuary and the Grotto.
Day 5: Free day in Lourdes for personal reflection and prayer.
Day 6: Depart for Rocamadour. Discover the Black Madonna and climb the Grand Escalier.
Day 7: Explore the medieval town of Rocamadour. Continue to La Salette.
Day 8: Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette. Journey to Ars-sur-Formans.
Day 9: Discover Ars-sur-Formans, the town of St. John Vianney. Continue to Paray-le-Monial.
Day 10: Explore Paray-le-Monial and visit the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Day 11: Return to Paris. Farewell dinner.
Day 12: Departure from Paris.
Immerse Yourself in Spiritual Significance
Our pilgrimage is not only a physical journey but a spiritual one as well. Throughout the trip, you'll have opportunities for personal reflection, prayer, and spiritual guidance. Daily masses and group prayers will deepen your connection to the divine, fostering a sense of growth and renewal.
Make Memories That Last a Lifetime
Beyond the reverent atmosphere and profound spirituality, our Shrines of France Pilgrimage offers countless memorable moments. Savor delicious French cuisine, stroll through picturesque towns, and forge friendships with fellow pilgrims who share your devotion and passion.
Join Us on a Life-Changing Pilgrimage
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to embark on a journey of faith and self-discovery. Reserve your place on the Shrines of France Pilgrimage with River Oaks Church today. Experience the transformative power of these sacred shrines and return home inspired, renewed, and filled with profound gratitude.
To learn more about our Shrines of France Pilgrimage or to reserve your spot, please visit our website at http://riveroaksva.org/16316-2 or contact our friendly team at [email protected].